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Dalhousie University Archives Nova Scotia Fonds
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1981 Learned Societies Conference fonds

  • MS-2-447
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1981

Fonds consists of conference reports, press clippings, information on individual and society participants, and administration and planning documents.

Learned Societies Conference.

A. M. Bell and Co. fonds

  • MS-4-4
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1960

Fonds contains minute books; cash books; ledgers; correspondence; income tax returns; financial statements; and other records from A. M. Bell & Co.

A. M. Bell and Company

Acadia Coal Company fonds

  • MS-4-149, SF Box 1, Folder 13
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1870; 1896-1897

Fonds contains William McKenzie's notebook and several loose sheets detailing timber purchases; three memos to William McKenzie, including one from Jessie Hoyt, who managed the company; the second [1896] and third [1898] published annual reports of the Relief Fund Association of the Employees of the Acadia Colliery; a Fairbanks Standard Scales catalogue; and the Westville business directory [1897].

McKenzie, William

Acadia Gas Engine Company fonds

  • MS-4-81
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1973

Fonds contains three product catalogues produced by the Acadia Gas Engine Company. The earliest dated catalogue was published in January, 1969 and another was published in 1973. One catalogue is undated.

Acadia Gas Engine Company.

Acadian Supplies Company fonds

  • MS-4-117
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1967

The Acadian Supply Company fonds consist of correspondence, financial, legal, sales and shipping records and vessel papers. Also included is correspondence from Lunenburg Mayor Douglas Adams, church papers from LaHave United Church and the Parish of Saint John in Lunenburg, and papers from the Lunenburg Yacht Club and Curling Club.

Acadian Supplies Company.

Adams and Knickle Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-27
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1968

The fonds consists of records which document the business activities and interests of Adams & Knickle Ltd. from 1897 until 1968. Information contained in this fonds provides insight into the company’s role as a major fishing and shipping partner in the fishing and shipping industry in Nova Scotia. Also included in this fonds is information about the company’s international relations with the various agents engaged in this industry; the types and amounts of fish landed, processed, shipped and sold by the company; the many transactions involved in operating vessels; and various events that impacted on the company’s operations. The types of documents include: affidavits, agent accounts, agreements, catch journals, correspondence, damage claims, deeds, employment records, financial statements, fish sales records, fishing contracts, ledgers, notices of protest, port documents, sailing journals, time journals, vessel accounts and journals, vessel certificates, and vessel shares.

Adams and Knickle Limited.

Alan Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-701
  • Fonds
  • 1845-2001

Fonds includes Alan Creighton's diaries, which cover many of the years from 1920 to 2000. Writings from the period 1920 to 1954 (many undated) are mainly short stories and poems. These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works. There is also some correspondence throughout as well as copies of his two books of poetry. The fonds includes writings with titles such as "About Poetry," "Poetry Courses," "Thoughts," "Music & Art," and "Bedford Basin." His notebooks include evidence of a variety of courses taken, including French and Greek, music, poetry, and art (both practice and history, including Chinese art). There is also a record of his art sales from 1964 to 1999. Personal and family documents are included in the fonds.

Alan Creighton's artwork is extensive and primarily in the form of sketches and watercolours, with a few oil paintings. Many of his sketches are in albums, many of which are used exclusively for one particular aspect of his studies. For example, album labels include "People," "Trees," "Skies," "Rock Formations," "Buildings," "Railway Sketches" (scenes from train journeys), and "Outdoors." Others identify a place and time and include such labels as "At the Zoo," "Nova Scotian Sketches 1951," "South Shore 1982," and "Toronto 1996." Still others contain a mixture of styles and themes. There are also numerous loose sketches and watercolours which have been loosely arranged into similar groupings such as "Clouds," "Boats," "Flowers," and so forth. Photograph albums include photos of family and of scenes taken by Alan as a reference for future paintings.

Included with Alan Creighton’s personal items are papers, writings, art, and memorabilia belonging to his friend and roommate Christine Eyles, who died without heirs. Some relate to her employment as a violinist in England and in Toronto, Ontario and some contain her poetry, plays, and artwork (in sketchbooks and on loose paper). Published and handwritten music scores, mostly for the violin, are also included. A photograph album contains many formal portraits of family and friends taken in England in the early 20th century. Records also include papers by and about her father, Charles Eyles, a famous violin-maker. Such materials include advertisements, brochures, and letters attesting to the high quality of his craftsmanship.

Creighton, Alan

Albert Scott MacKintosh fonds

  • MS-13-71, SF Box 79, Folder 23
  • Fonds
  • [19--?]

Fonds consists of one pharmacy notebook.

MacKintosh, Albert Scott

Alexander E. Kerr fonds

  • MS-2-153, Boxes 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1975

Fonds contains personal documents of Alexander E. Kerr, including sermons, notes, personal writings and essays, certificates and degrees, pamphlets, publications, newspaper clippings, two photographs, and some correspondence.

Kerr, Alexander Enoch

Alexander H. Leighton fonds

  • MS-13-86
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1958

Fonds contains five early reports from the Sterling County Study. One report contains a covering letter from J.S. Robertson (Deputy Minister of the Department of Public Health) to C.B. Stewart.

Leighton, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1908-2007

Alexander John Murchison fonds

  • MS-13-30
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1975

Fonds consists of papers and reports on Child Welfare.

Murchison, Alexander John, Dr.

Alexander Peter Reid fonds

  • MS-13-33, SF Box 63, Folder 3 ; SF Box 66, Folder 12
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1920

Fonds consists of correspondence with J.G. MacGregor and copies of published articles. Additional information, including biographical and professional sketches, are in the Case File.

Reid, Alexander Peter, Dr.

Alfred Dickie fonds

  • MS-4-64
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1937, predominate 1890-1927

This fonds consists of records which document the personal and business activities and interests of Alfred Dickie and, to a lesser extent, those of his immediate family and employees. Although the records span Dickie’s lifetime, few relate to his childhood, education, or final two years of life. Some items, in particular those concerning his export lumber business or his travels, derive from various places in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South Africa, though by far the majority are found to be located within Nova Scotia.

The fonds includes correspondence, business and administrative records, speeches, photographs, legal documents, and plans, among other materials. Records are chiefly in English, although a very small portion are in French, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, and Italian.

Dickie, Alfred

Allan Bevan fonds

  • MS-2-472
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1960-1980

Fonds contains textual records relating to the history of the activities of the Dalhousie University English Department and to Bevan's academic activities. The fonds consist of research notes generated during Bevan's study of Dryden's literature; academic and departmental correspondence and documentation created while Bevan was head of the English department and afterwards; documents and correspondence relating to operations at the Dalhousie Review from 1972-1980; fiction and other writings; material pertaining to courses he taught from 1949 to 1976; and various undated papers written by his students.

Bevan, Allan, Dr., 1913-1981

Andrew Merkel fonds

  • MS-2-326
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1954

Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Andrew Merkel. The fonds contains correspondence to and from friends and associates, including Charles Bruce, Kenneth Leslie, and Robert Norwood; manuscripts of articles, poems, and plays; Atlantic Radio and Aviation Magazine Papers; newspaper clippings related to his retirement and death; printed copies of The Song Fishermens’ Song Sheet and The Order of Good Cheer; and some other miscellaneous documents

Merkel, Andrew Doane, 1884-1954

Andrew Walter Herdman Lindsay fonds

  • MS-13-83, Boxes 1-9
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1914

Fonds consists of biographical information as well as correspondence associated with the Provincial Medical Board and other papers.

Lindsay, Andrew Walter Herdman, Dr.

Angus Edward Murray fonds

  • MS-13-68
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1984

Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

Murray, Angus Edward, Dr., 1901-1986

Angus McDonald Morton fonds

  • MS-13-28, SF Box 65, Folder 10
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1947

Fonds consists of correspondence belonging to Mrs. Angus Morton and a copy of a poem written by Dr. Morton.

Morton, Angus McDonald, Dr., 1871-1944

Annie Belle Roome fonds

  • MS-2-771, 1
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

Fond consists of letters written by Captain Graham Roome to Annie Belle Hollett, and other miscellaneous correspondence recieved by Annie Belle Hollett. Many of the letters are accompanied by their original envelope. There is also a file containing envelopes for which no letters exist.

Roome (née Hollett), Annie Belle, 1895

Archibald Woodbury McLelan fonds

  • MS-2-87, SF Box 18, Folders 32-33
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1869

Fonds comprises business correspondence, bills of lading, receipts, and miscellaneous papers connected to McLelan's shipping business.

McLelan, Archibald Woodbury, 1824-1890

Art Penson fonds

  • MS-3-38, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2005

This fonds consists of 143 set, furniture, and prop designs for Neptune sketched on paper ca. 65 x 76 cm and smaller.

Penson, Art

Arthur Charles Hawkins fonds

  • MS-13-5, SF Box 56
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1886

Fonds consists of student tickets from Halifax Medical College, Dalhousie College and University, Montreal General Hospital, and both the Provincial and City hospitals.

Hawkins, Arthur, Charles

Arthur Edwin Blackett fonds

  • MS-13-73, SF Box 79, Folders 25-26
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1953

Fonds consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and a Canadian Medical Corps Christmas card (ca. 1916).

Blackett, Arthur Edwin , Dr., 1892-1957

Arthur Fordham and Company fonds

  • MS-4-2
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1967

Fonds contains records documenting Arthur Fordham's leather merchant activities from 1899-1967. Fonds includes miscellaneous early records, 1899-1933; sales and purchases journals, 1921-1953; cash books, 1918-1962; ledgers, 1921-1967; correspondence, 1920-1950; financial statements, 1933-1964.

Arthur Fordham and Company

Arthur Stanley Mackenzie fonds

  • MS-2-43
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1949, 1971

Fonds consists of correspondence (1885-1936), publications (1894-1927), addresses (1889-1921), unpublished documents (1881-1923), including unpublished articles, a large number of lecture notes (1881-1923), research notes (1887-n.d.) and lab books (1887-1909). Other course materials include course examination papers written and collected by Dr. MacKenzie. Other materials in this fonds pertaining to Dr. MacKenzie’s personal life include his diaries (1883-1909), honours, pictures and memorabilia (1938-1949).

MacKenzie, Arthur Stanley

Atlantic Opera Society fonds

  • MS-5-6
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1975

Fonds contains newsletters, programmes, letters to members, as well as society by-laws.

Atlantic Opera Society.

Atlantic Research Centre fonds

  • MS-13-50, SF Box 69, Folder 19 ; SF Box 63, Folder 9
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1970

Fonds consists of reports and minutes of the Board of Directors.

Atlantic Research Centre.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

Augustus Lantz fonds

  • MS-4-238
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1885

Cargo book of the schooner Beth, March 22, 1881 - September 4, 1885

Lantz, Augustus

Benjamin Franklin Royer fonds

  • MS-13-35, SF Box 67, Folder 1
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1923

Fonds consists of lecture notes and newspaper clippings.

Royer, Benjamin Franklin, Dr., 1870-1961

Bigelow family fonds

  • MS-4-92
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1976

Fonds contains the personal and professional records of four generations of the Bigelow family of Nova Scotia. It includes correspondence, legal and financial documents, diaries and memoirs, and photographs that document primarily the family's shipbuilding activities as well as the genealogical interests of John Robert Bigelow.

Bigelow Family

Bill Freedman fonds

  • MS-2-789
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2015

Fonds contains material relating to the personal life and professional career of Bill Freedman (1950-2015), an environmental scientist based at Dalhousie University. Fonds includes research data, teaching materials, publications, manuscripts and draft manuscripts, correspondence, committee and meeting minutes, electronic records, analogue and digital photographs, thousands of 35 mm slides, video cassettes, and appointments and awards.

Freedman, Bill

Blackburn family fonds

  • MS-2-10, SF Box 13, Folders 5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1949

Fonds consists of two farm ledgers (1894-1936 and 1899-1906), one farm inventory (1899), one notebook containing estate inventories and administrative accounts (1837-1875), and one notebook containing a weather diary (1949). Fonds also contains minutes from two Master of Rights Lodge meetings held in 1931.

Blackburn Family

Board of Governors of Dalhousie University fonds

  • UA-1
  • Fonds
  • 1818-2016

Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors and its various committees. Documents reflect all aspects of the Board’s sphere of responsibility and include correspondence with members and outside individuals and agencies; meeting minutes and agendas; reports created or reviewed by the Board; annual reports; financial documents which include ledgers, budgets, statements, and other materials; officer lists; orientation packages for members; and various other materials related to the overall management of the university and its assets.

Dalhousie University. Board of Governors.

Boris Petrovich Babkin fonds

  • MS-13-62, SF Box 78, Folder 7
  • Fonds
  • 1934

Fonds consists of a manuscript entitled "How I Came to Dalhousie."

Babkin, Boris

Brian Hall fonds

  • MS-2-799
  • Fonds
  • [after 1958], 1965 - 2016

Fonds contain materials relating to the work and teaching of Brian Hall. Items include awards and notices of awards received by Hall, correspondence regarding his work and achievements, lecture and class notes from courses Hall taught, information regarding grants earned, early Zoology schoolwork, publication information and original figures, media coverage, and seminars given. Items also include photographs and a reference card system with related card sorting sticks.

Budge Wilson fonds

  • MS-2-650
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018

Fonds consists of manuscripts and proofs of Budge Wilson's books and short stories; correspondence with publishers, students, and teachers; publicity material; photocopies and clippings of reviews, profiles, and notices regarding awards and appearances; diaries; recorded radio interviews; and an assortment of other documents created and collected by the author throughout her writing career. The fonds also contains materials relating to the adaptation of Wilson's novel "Before Green Gables" into a Japanese animated television series.

Wilson, Budge (Marjorie)

Byron Rogers fonds

  • MS-11-11
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1976

Fonds contains research files on medical clinics in Nova Scotia during the 1970s.

Rogers, Byron

CKDU Radio fonds

  • UA-47
  • Fonds
  • 1975-

Fonds contains sound recordings broadcast on CKDU Radio. From 1984 until February 14, 2006, CKDU Radio transmitted on 97.5 FM; on February 14, 2006, the station changed to 88.1 FM.

CKDU Radio

Canada-China Friendship Association fonds

  • MS-11-2, Boxes 1-7
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1980

This fonds consists of records related to the governance of the association, meeting minutes, the activities of the various committees and sub-committees, membership lists, newsletters, and correspondence. It also includes program materials the CCFA used to promote knowledge and awareness about China; documents regarding the Communist Party of China; reference materials; a large collection of slides, primarily of two trips the association organized, one to China in 1975 and one to Asia in 1977; audiocassettes; and materials related to the lecture “How China Feeds 800 Million People” which includes a slide show, audiocassette, and transcription.

Canada-China Friendship Association.

Canadian Atlantic Salt Fish Exporters Association fonds

  • MS-4-112
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1974

Fonds consists of correspondence and administrative, financial, and salt fish records that document the Association’s operations.

Canadian Atlantic Salt Fish Exporters Association.

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1725 fonds

  • MS-9-4
  • Fonds
  • 1974

Fonds includes circulars issued by Dalhousie University to recruit members for the Canadian Union of Public Employees as well as circulars issued by the Canadian Union of Public Employees to the existing Dalhousie University members. Also included in the fonds is a poster highlighting guest speaker Grace Hartman.

Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 1725.

Captain Charles Davison fonds

  • MS-4-146
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1938, predominant 1910-1930

This fonds contains a small volume of financial records relating to Charles Davison's grocery business in Hansport, Nova Scotia, including invoices, promissory notes and account statements. There is also a photograph of Davison and a copy of a letter written to his wife.

Davison, Charles, Captain, 1854-1938

Captain John Crosby fonds

  • MS-2-525, SF Box 27, Folder 33-34; SF Box 28, Folder 7-11 ;
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1923

Fonds comprises four land deeds, a letter of administration for Abijah Crosby to execute his father's estate, a statement of purpose for the Church of Chebogue, and a letter to Abijah Crosby regarding the payment and installation of a rural postal delivery box.

Crosby, John B., Captain, 1833-1919

Carleton Lamont MacMillan fonds

  • MS-13-76, SF Box 81, Folders 3-4
  • Fonds
  • [19--?]

Fonds consists of a manuscript of Dr. MacMillan's book "Hang the Lantern at the Gate" and a photograph of him receiving the Order of Canada.

MacMillan, Carleton Lamont, Dr., 1903-1978

Carleton Stanley fonds

  • MS-2-163, Box 1-5
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962

This fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, lectures, article and book manuscripts, papers and poetry, Greek prose, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous records.

Stanley, Carleton Wellesley

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